This easy guacamole recipe is packed with flavor from garlic salt, cumin and lemon juice. Despite the fact it has no onion, no tomatoes and no cilantro it’s the best guac recipe because everything you need you most likely have on hand.
Why you’ll love this easy guacamole!
- The avocados are flavored with simple pantry ingredients you always have on hand!
- The recipe provides a creamy and delicious guacamole that’s perfect on toast, or with tortilla chips.
- It takes only 3 – 5 minutes to make!
- It can be made with additional ingredients if you like!
A super basic Guacamole Recipe!! Do you love it? Made from the egg shaped fruit of an avocado, it’s not only deliciously full of healthy monounsaturated fat (woo!), but very simple to prepare! What’s more, if you buy avocados on sale at your local grocer, you can make a batch of hearty guacamole for just a few dollars. Scoop it up with some of your favorite tortilla chips and you’ve got a great snack or accompaniment to Mexican night!
My husband and I have been making guacamole for years and love how easily adaptable it can be. Today, I’m going to show you our most basic recipe, requiring only four ingredients.
Four Basic Ingredients
Less is more when it comes to guacamole in our opinion. And because we’re using simple ingredients, I think you’ll agree when you taste how flavorful this is!
- Avocados – You will need ripe avocados that are ready to be mashed.
- Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed is best!
- Garlic Salt – Gives is a boost of flavor.
- Cumin – This ingredient is key.
What can you add to guacamole? (If you want to.)
Because this is a base recipe, you really don’t need to add anything, but if you insist, here’s a few ideas.
- chopped tomatoes
But honestly, this recipe is packed with flavor just the way it is! You’ll need three avocados, one lemon, some ground cumin and garlic salt. That’s it!
How to pick a ripe avocado: You can determine this by pressing your finger into the shell. If it’s hard to indent, the avocado is not ready. Keep it out of the fridge to ripen. If your finger does indent the shell, you’ve got yourself a ripe avocado. Another indicator is color. A ripe avocado will typically be more brown in color; an unripe, more green.
How to store avocados: If you find that your avocados are ripe, but you’re not ready to made guacamole, just place them in the refrigerator! They will store for up to a month!
How to store leftover guacamole: You want to keep any air from getting into the guacamole. I typically place the leftover guacamole in a bowl, cover it with saran wrap and push teh plastic wrap into the guacamole to not allow any air to discolor it.
How To Make Basic Guacamole
- Remove and discard all the pits from the avocado except for one (set it aside) and with a spoon, scoop the fruit out into a bowl.
- Next, squeeze out the juice of a lemon half until you have 1 tablespoon. We used to make guacamole with only limes, but found that lemon works just as well and I’m more likely to have a lemon on hand – keeping it simple, my friends!
- Now, to the fruit, add your lemon juice, ground cumin and garlic salt. If you don’t have garlic salt, you can sub 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder.
So there you have it! However basic this guacamole recipe is I think you’ll find that it’s delicious! One taste and you may never buy it again.
Simple Guacamole Recipe
- 3 large ripe avocados
- 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Remove the fruit from the avocados and place into a bowl.
- Add 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/4 teaspoon cumin.
- Mash everything together with a potato masher or fork until your desired texture. Serve immediately.